It’s not easy or cheap throwing a Baconfest – TRUST US – we know.  How did we get this far?  Our AMAZING Sponsors.  Over the next week, we’ll be doing some dedicated blog postings about them.  Starting today with The Illinois Pork Producers Association.

Read about them, and love them as we do.  They are the reason this insane project is even happening!

Illinois Pork Producers Association:

*  If you want to know how many BILLION pounds of bacon are produced in the U.S. each year…

*  If you want to know which county is responsible for 25% of the bacon consumed in England…

*  If you want to know how long the world’s biggest BLT was…

*  If you want to connect with real, live hog farmers – the individuals responsible for the heaven that is bacon…

…then THIS is the crew you want to talk to!

The Illinois Pork Producers Association represents every pork producer/hog farmer/bacon-maker in the state! That’s over 2,900 people who play a role in bringing delicious bacon (and pork loin, ham, pepperoni, sausage… all things pork!) to the taste buds of the true bacon aficionado! They are proud to produce the bacon we celebrate, with a commitment to ensuring food is safe, animals are treated well, the environment is protected, employees are well-trained and respected, and that our neighbors and communities benefit. Give ‘em a shout at http://www.facebook.com/ilpork

HUGE PROPS to Erin Cleary and Roxi Beck for helping us get gourmet bacon and bacon-merchandise in your bacon-loving hands!  Swing by their booth at the Expo and say hi.

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